ASIA/INDIA - There is no end to poverty: it is estimated that there will be an increase of 100 million poor Indians

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

New Delhi (Agenzia Fides) - In the period 2011-2012 out of a population of 1 billion and 200 thousand people, almost 30% of the inhabitants of India, namely 363 million, were living below the poverty line. There were 93 million more compared to 2009-2010. According to a study carried out by experts, the difficulties in reducing poverty in India are still so many and it is estimated that there will be 100 million poor Indians. The so-called Rangarajan panel has determined the extent of the poverty threshold reached when the income of the population in urban areas is 47 rupees a day (less than 0.79 cents) and 32 in rural areas (53 cents). (AP) (Agenzia Fides 09/07/2014)